DOVER, Del. – A pitcher's duel and the offensive showcase were on display in Wesley's doubleheader split with the CCNY Beavers on Saturday.
Game 1 – CCNY 4, Wesley 2
Wesley got a solid start out of Joey Strazza but was unable to best the Beavers in game one.
CCNY got insurance in the sixth inning when Cooper York grounded out to the pitcher to score Hamley Volquez from third base.
Brock Wingate led the bottom of the seventh off with a single to bring the tying run to the plate, but Wesley couldn't mount a rally in the final frame.
William Musser went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored to pace the Wesley offense.
Joey Strazza went five innings in his start with six strikeouts. He scattered six walks, four hits and four runs (three earned).
Game 2 – Wesley 12, CCNY 9
The bats woke up in the finale of the doubleheader with Wesley able to outlast CCNY, 12-9 for their first victory of the season.
Wesley scored in every inning except the sixth and all nine batters scored at least one run.
Musser got the game going in the first inning with his first career home run in a Wesley uniform to help give Wesley the early lead. Wesley batted around in the second inning to chase the CCNY starter, Peter Komaroski, out of the game. The big blow came with the bases loaded and William Foster cranked a bases-clearing double to right center to drive in three runs.
After CCNY cut the lead to 10-6 after four innings, Foster came through with a two-run single to left field to give Wesley a six-run cushion heading into the final two innings.
CCNY cut the lead to 12-9 heading into their final at-bats, but David Whitlock was able to sit two of the four batters down on strikes and leave the tying run in the on-deck circle.
Foster's five RBIs set a new career-high for the senior. Musser, Foster and Jordan Marucci all collected two hits in the middle of the lineup. Marucci, Musser and Cory Joines each scored twice in the win.
Wesley was scheduled to face the Manhattanville Valiants in a doubleheader on Sunday, but the games have been canceled due to weather concerns. The Wolverines will be back on the diamond on Tuesday when they host Hampden-Sydney Tigers at 3 p.m.